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Detroit’s TCF Center Renamed Huntington Place Following Merger
The TCF Center in Detroit, formerly the Cobo Convention Center, was renamed today as Huntington Place six months after the merger between TCF Bank and Huntington Bank was finalized.
The center is less than a mile from the new Huntington National Bank headquarters currently under construction at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Elizabeth Street.
“We are proud that following the TCF-Huntington merger, the name of our new combined bank now graces the walls of this civic center that means so much to the people of Detroit and all of southeast Michigan,” says Gary Torgow, chairman of Huntington Bank. “From high school graduations to the North American International Auto Show, from speeches by sitting presidents to the annual NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner, this venerable facility is part of the fabric of our community and Huntington is fortunate to now be a part of it.”
Built by the city of Detroit, Huntington Place originally opened in 1960 and typically brings 1.5 million visitors a year from across the globe for various events. In 2015, it completed a $279 million transformation and is the 16th largest convention center in the U.S. Against the backdrop of an international riverfront, Huntington Place projects continued future growth for meeting, convention, and event business in 2022.
“Our naming rights agreement, which was a priority for the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority, began with TCF Bank and continues with Huntington Bank in strengthening the Center’s financial future,” says Lisa Canada, chair of the DRCFA. “We are dedicated not only to being a contributor to our region’s economic vitality, but also to creating jobs and enhancing the attraction of our destination to visitors. Both of our organizations have a deep commitment to the communities we serve.”
Henry Ford Health and TytoCare Partner to Improve Remote Care
Henry Ford Health System in Detroit is offering TytoCare, the global health care industry’s first all-in-one modular device and examination platform for AI-powered, on-demand, remote medical exams, for sale from its website.
The integration of TytoCare into Henry Ford’s virtual care offerings has helped enhance its ability to diagnose and treat patients remotely with in-depth, physical examinations during video visits, according to HFH.
TytoCare gives users the power to seamlessly connect with a board-certified clinician from anywhere at any time. HFH says it would be useful to:
- A new parent.
- A frequent traveler.
- A college student.
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